The Cardinal Newman Society

The Cardinal Newman Society The Cardinal Newman Society (CNS) was founded by Catholic college alumni to promote and defend faithful Catholic education, following upon Pope John Paul II’s 1990 release of the Apostolic Constitution on Catholic higher education, Ex corde Ecclesiae.

Marygrove College adds Muslim prayer room to campus

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DETROIT – Marygrove College, a private Catholic school sponsored by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (I.H.M.) in Detroit, Mich.,  celebrated earlier this month the grand opening of an interfaith prayer room for Muslim students on campus, according to Arab-American News.
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Catholic homeschooling innovates with ‘hybrid,’ classical programs

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MANASSAS, Va. – Television host Colleen Carroll Campbell reports on the growth of Catholic homeschooling and a “hybrid” homeschool program that brings Catholic students together in a “unique educational community,” in a recent episode of “EWTN News Nightly.”
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Common Core could be costly for Catholic schools, report finds

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MANASSAS, Va. – “Follow the money” may suggest one reason why some organizations promote the controversial Common Core State Standards (CCSS) - the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has poured thousands of dollars into pro-Common Core grantees, including more than $100,000 to the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) - but money may also be a reason for schools to stay away from the Common Core.
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DePaul university professor teaches homosexual politics, defended pedophile incident

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CHICAGO – A professor at DePaul University in Chicago, who is currently teaching the course “Creating Change: Contemporary GLBT Politics” and helped pioneer DePaul’s Gender Studies and LGBTQ Studies programs, is something of a celebrity in pedophilia circles for her 1979 article downplaying the damaging effects of childhood homosexual activity with an adult.
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Common Core may endanger religious freedom of Catholic schools

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MANASSAS, Va. – In the fourth of a series of reports on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) published by The Cardinal Newman Society, two legal experts on religious freedom issues explain that Catholic schools must “maintain their religious mission in all their programs—including standards, methods, and curriculum—if they want to avoid” government threats to their Catholic identity.
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‘Naked’ Common Core exposed by Catholic education leader

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MANASSAS, Va – The Cardinal Newman Society today launched a series of reports on the controversial Common Core State Standards (CCSS) with an eye-opening report by Dan Guernsey, Ed.D., of the National Association of Private Catholic and Independent Schools (NAPCIS).
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Catholic parents ‘need more time’ to study Common Core, says Cardinal Newman Society

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MANASSAS, Va – In a Breitbart.com article yesterday, featuring The Cardinal Newman Society’s Catholic Is Our Core project to address concerns about the controversial Common Core State Standards, Newman Society President Patrick Reilly said the organization wants to give parents and educators the information they need to understand the Common Core.
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‘Catholic Is Our Core’ launched to address concerns about Common Core standards in Catholic schools

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MANASSAS, Va. – Responding to Catholic families’ growing concerns about the controversial Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and their potential impact on Catholic education, The Cardinal Newman Society has launched the new “Catholic Is Our Core” project and issued a statement in support of greater parental involvement in the debate about the Common Core and advising caution before Catholic schools adopt untested, secular standards.
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Catholic Common Core nixes first-grade textbooks promoting gay parents

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ARLINGTON, Va. – An initiative to promote the controversial Common Core State Standards in Catholic schools, led by the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA), has amended a first-grade unit plan to remove three books celebrating families headed by same-sex or divorced couples.
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Common Core is curriculum, contrary to advocates’ claims

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MANASSAS, Va. – The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has made grants totaling more than $10.5 million to develop Common Core-compliant curricula—including by the non-profit group Common Core, Inc.—demonstrating the foundation’s intent to reach far beyond broad educational standards with its Common Core initiative to remake America’s schools.
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